One Health Interprofessional AMR Education Program

Pre-Conference Workshop

Promoting Interprofessional One Health Education as a means of mitigating antimicrobial resistance across the food chain

May 16-18, 2022 | Nebraska Innovation Campus, Lincoln, NE
Virtual component through October 2022

Description: This hybrid program seeks to build diverse teams to initiate efforts to address gaps in One Health Interprofessional Education in US professional health education, bringing together practitioners in the human, veterinary, and crop/environmental sectors to develop shared understanding and language in pursuit of shared core curriculum around antimicrobial stewardship and antimicrobial resistance. 

The goal of this program is to allow participants to compare and contrast their perspectives of antibiotic stewardship and prescribing/decision-making from their One Health sector to others, in order to learn from and evaluate approaches used in other sectors. The target audience for this program are stakeholders involved in antimicrobial (antibacterial and antifungal) prescribing or decision-making from all One Health sectors. Participants will be selected through a self-nomination and review process that emphasizes representation across One Health disciplines, geographic location, and career stage. Once selected, participants will be divided into small teams to work with throughout the program.

The hybrid event will begin with in-person team building and training as part of the NIAMRRE Annual Conference on May 16, 2022, and will continue with IPE focused sessions throughout the conference. Following the conference, the program will transition to online synchronous seminars and asynchronous team topical and case discussions, culminating in a capstone online case discussion and virtual presentation at the October 2022 NIAMRRE Quarterly Research Symposium.

Training topics to be covered include:

  • Values/ethics for interprofessional practice
  • Identifying roles/responsibilities
  • Interprofessional communication
  • Teams and teamwork

    Examples of case study topics include:

    • 2018 CDC outbreak investigation of Salmonella Infantis in raw poultry products of the US
    • Exponential increase of use of antifungals in corn over the last decade
    • Complexity of data sharing across One Health domains

      Nominees selected to participate are eligible for a travel grant to assist with travel, lodging, and registration to attend the NIAMRRE Annual Conference in Lincoln, Nebraska from May 16-18, 2022, issued as a lump-sum payment post-attendance. Once travel grant funds are exhausted, additional participants will be accepted as venue space allows. Additionally, limited funds are available for participants to travel for experiential in-person team visits (e.g., facility tours, job shadow) during the virtual portion of the program. 

      Technology Required: NIAMRRE Exchange online community platform powered by Higher Logic (accessible via web browser); Zoom 

      To Apply: Fill out this form by February 28. Participants will be notified of selection by March 15.

      Observers: If you are interested in attending some or all of the program, but are unable to commit to the required travel/synchronous activities, you may contact Melissa Miller to be considered for admission as an observer. Observers will be responsible for their own expenses, including travel and annual conference registration. 

      Funding in support of this conference is furnished by USDA’s Agriculture and Food Research Initiative.